Chennai, January , 2018: JK Tyre & Industries Ltd, the tyre major and leaders of radial tyres in India, announced the appointment of Mr. Rajiv Prasad as its President (India Operations). Mr Prasad, brings with him a rich experience of managing large businesses as its Head for nearly 30 years. He is a veteran in leading and mentoring diverse teams across geographies.
Welcoming Mr. Rajiv Prasad, Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & Managing Director, JK Tyre said, “I am sure that Mr Prasad will provide adept leadership and lead JK Tyre on a new growth trajectory.”
About JK Tyre & Industries Limited:
Part of the JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is a leading tyre manufacturer in India and amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world with a wide range of products catering to diverse business segments in the automobile industry. JK Tyre is the only tyre manufacturer in India to be included in the list of Superbrand in 2017, the sixth time the honour has been conferred upon the company.
JK Tyre has global presence in 100 countries across six continents, backed by production support from 12 plants – 9 in India and 3 in Mexico. Currently, the capacity across all its plants is about 35 million tyres per annum. In April 2016 JK Tyre acquired Cavendish India Limited from Birla Tyres. While acquisition added three modern plants to its portfolio taking the total count to 12, it helped the tyre major foray into the two/three wheeler segment as well.
Pioneers of radial technology, JK Tyre produced the first radial tyre in 1977 and is currently the market leader in Truck Bus Radial segment. With over three decades of technological innovation, JK Tyre offers tyre for entire range of passenger and commercial vehicles, starting from a 3 kg two-wheeler tyre to a 3.5 ton OTR tyre.
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd has a strong network of 4000 dealers and over 270 dedicated outlets branded as Steel-Wheels & has over 35 Truck Wheels providing complete solutions to Truck Tyre customers.